The Patriots turned some heads when they elected to take a linebacker with their first pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. With the great core group of Jerod Mayo, Brandon Spikes, and Dont'a Hightower, the team hardly needed add to the position. They did though and chose Southern Mississippi's Jamie Collins. We aren't jumping to conclusions, but Spikes' contract is due to expire next offseason.... so is it possible that the Patriots are willing to let him walk?
In the end though, the NFL is a business. Sometimes a few different numbers can cause relationships to end (Adam Vinatieri). Even still, football seasons are long, grueling and can be altered in just one play. Injuries and situations could change the stance between Spikes and the Patriots, but by the look of things now, this could be Brandon Spikes' last season in a Patriots jersey.